Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to shame those telling him to go for second term and put smiles on the face of Nigerians by taking a dignified rest when he complete his tenure in 2019.
He said the decision of Buhari to put his friends and political associates in charge of the economy not technocrats has done more harm than good to the Country.
Junaid said there was no need for Nigerians to continue keeping silent while a cabal, led by persons with little or no knowledge of the economy and those who have never run any successful business enterprise, continue to toy with the well-being and future of over 180 million Nigerians just because they are related one way or the other to the president, who himself knows nothing about the economy.
He disclosed that president Buhari has brought more of his kinsmen, most of them who are unqualified, than any other Nigerian president in history into key national positions, thereby trivialising governance and promoting mediocrity at the highest level.
“Look, there is nothing that makes it compulsory for Nigerians to concede the presidency to the north at any point in time. Any group that needs the presidency of Nigeria must be ready to work for it.
“We must not continue to accept a situation where some people sit somewhere and ‘anoint’ some persons they know are either ill or weak and impose them on the rest of the people and they either die midway into their tenure or fail woefully to perform due to ill health or poor understanding of the economy or both” he said.